Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Both Split Squads Win
Phil Hughes started for the Twins at Bright House Field. His outing was a mixed bag. He allowed 4 earned, on 9 hits but he also struck out 9 in in 5.1 innings and didn’t walk anyone.
Dan Runzler followed Hughes with 1.2 innings allowing a walk and no runs. Ryan Pressly allowed an earned run on 2 hits and a walk in the 8th inning. J.R Graham pitched a clean 9th with a strikeout.
Byung Ho Park got the scoring going in the 1st inning with an RBI double. Daniel Palka hit a solo shot in the 2nd and connected for a solo shot again in the 4th. The Twins were behind until the 7th when they broke out with 4 runs. Travis Harrison and Eddie Rosario had RBI singles and Byung Ho Park hit a sac fly.
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The Twins will face the Tampa Bay Rays tomorrow afternoon at CenturyLink Sports Complex. First pitch is at 12:05 CST. Ricky Nolasco will get the start. Twins roster. The game will be broadcast on FSN.